Why Partner With Us?
There are many reasons people choose to give through the Community Foundation.
Create effective and lasting community improvement. With more than 90 years of experience in the community, the Community Foundation can help you target your resources for greatest impact and assist you in achieving your charitable objectives.
As a public charity, we offer the highest level of tax benefits for charitable giving. You can give any type of property - cash, stocks, closely held securities, real estate, or personal property - and receive maximum tax benefits. Furthermore you can integrate your contributions with your overall financial and estate planning, maximizing tax advantages.
Easy Set-Up and Administration
Establishing a fund can be done in less time than it takes to open a bank account. We take care of the administrative and grantmaking activities, eliminating the need for you to set up a separate institution, formulate policies, file innumerable forms and monitor the status of grant recipients.
We are experts in working with donors and their families to design grantmaking programs tailored to help you meet your charitable objectives. We'll help you learn about the issues of most importance to you and will connect you to like-minded organizations, resources and donors.
The primary focus of the Community Foundation is in the Central New York community. However, grants may be distributed from our funds to nonprofit organizations anywhere, provided that we can confirm the charitable status of the grantee.
A Charitable Legacy
When you create a permanent endowment fund, it benefits the community for generations to come. Our flexibility also allows you to convert non-endowed funds to endowed funds at your convenience.